Joining us in Kohala, Big Island, Hawaii for our 31st Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics & Gynecology?

31st Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics & Gynecology

Situated on the idyllic Kohala Coast, the Fairmont Orchid provides a luxurious and tranquil setting for our conference. Renowned for its stunning beaches, lush landscapes, and vibrant cultural heritage, the Big Island of Hawaii offers an ideal environment for both learning and relaxation. Here’s a handy guide covering weather, transportation, dining options, and local activities.

Hawaii Weather

In July, the Big Island experiences warm and pleasant weather with daytime temperatures averaging 80°F to 85°F (27°C to 29°C) and nighttime temperatures ranging from 70°F to 75°F (21°C to 24°C). Light clothing is suitable for the day, with a jacket or sweater recommended for cooler evenings.


Getting to and around the Fairmont Orchid is convenient, with several options available:

  • Air Travel: The nearest airport is Kona International Airport (KOA), approximately 30 minutes from the Fairmont Orchid. Shuttle services, taxis, and rental cars are available at the airport.
  • Driving: The resort is easily accessible by car, with ample parking available for guests. Renting a car is recommended to explore the island.
  • Local Transportation: Once you arrive, the resort offers shuttle services to nearby attractions and activities. Ride sharing (Uber/Lyft) and taxi services are also available but may be limited in certain areas.

Directions to the Fairmont Orchid (scroll past Contact Us to the Getting Here section)

Dining Options

The Fairmont Orchid offers a variety of dining options to suit all tastes:

  • Brown’s Beach House: Enjoy island-inspired cuisine with stunning ocean views.
  • Norio’s Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar: Experience the finest in Japanese dining with fresh sushi and expertly prepared steaks.
  • Hale Kai Restaurant: Perfect for casual dining with a beachfront setting.
  • Brown’s Deli: Great for quick bites and picnic supplies.

For a comprehensive list of dining options and times of operations, visit the Fairmont Orchid Dining page.

For additional dining options nearby, check out the TripAdvisor list of restaurants near the Fairmont Orchid.

Resort Activities

The Fairmont Orchid offers a wide range of activities to keep you entertained:

  • Live Music and Events: Enjoy live performances and special events hosted at the resort. For events at the Fairmont Orchid, go to the Fairmont Orchid Events Calendar. For events around the island, go to Big Island Events.
  • Shopping: Explore shops within the resort offering local crafts, apparel, and souvenirs.
  • Spas and Wellness: Relax and rejuvenate at the award-winning Spa Without Walls. For more information, visit Spa Without Walls. Enjoy a 10% discount on massages and facial treatments (excluding retail and salon services).
  • Beach and Ocean Activities: Enjoy water activities like snorkeling, canoeing, and paddleboarding with the Hui Holokai beach ambassadors. Purchase Fun & Sun Activity Passes for Fairmont Orchid guests at the front desk, concierge desk, Beach Shack, or Pool Kiosk: $95 per adult (13+), $85 per child (5-12), free for children under 5. Passes include daily beach rental equipment such as boogie boards, surfboards, paddleboards, kayaks, and more! For more details, visit Beach and Ocean Experiences.
  • Petroglyph Hike: Explore ancient Hawaiian petroglyphs on a guided hike along the resort’s historic trails. Delve into the meaning behind these carvings and immerse yourself in the island’s cultural heritage. For more information, visit Petroglyph Hike.
  • Yoga and Fitness Classes: Join daily classes to stay active and centered.

For more information on activities at the resort, visit Fairmont Orchid Activities.

Take advantage of the stunning natural surroundings with these activities:

  • Fishing and Boating: Enjoy a day on the water with fishing charters or boat rentals.
  • Hiking: Explore numerous trails offering breathtaking views of volcanic landscapes, waterfalls, and lush rainforests.
  • Snorkeling and Diving: Experience the vibrant marine life of Hawaii’s coral reefs.
  • Golfing: Play a round at the nearby championship golf courses.

For more information on what to do on the Big Island, visit Big Island Activities.

We look forward to seeing you at the Fairmont Orchid for our 31st Annual Summer Conference on Obstetrics & Gynecology.